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Tesla vs. Edison – Test Your Knowledge

January 15, 2010
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The War of Currents Continued

We looked at the Edison/Tesla battle of DC vs. AC, known as the “War of Currents” in our 12/21/09 post: EV Come Home – Part 3, I Get A Charge Out Of You.

The Wall Street Journal just published a piece on how popular the Tesla brand has become with techies. It’s a good piece and there’s a fun interactive test. Link to the article and test are provided below.

Long-Dead Inventor Nikola Tesla Is Electrifying Hip Techies His Name Is Branding Magic; Thomas Edison Is ‘So 20th Century’


Decades after he died penniless, Nikola Tesla is elbowing aside his old adversary Thomas Edison in the pantheon of geek gods.

When California engineers wanted to brand their new $100,000 electric sports car, one name stood out: Tesla. When circuit designers at microchip producer Nvidia Corp. in 2007 launched a new line of advanced processors, they called them Tesla. And when videogame writers at Capcom Entertainment in Silicon Valley needed a character who could understand alien spaceships for their new Dark Void saga, they found him in Nikola Tesla.

Tesla was a scientist and inventor who achieved fame and fortune in the 1880s for figuring out how to make alternating current work on a grand scale, electrifying the world. He created the first major hydroelectric dam, at Niagara Falls. He thrilled packed theaters with presentations in which he ran high voltage through his body to illuminate a fluorescent light in his hand. His inventions helped Guglielmo Marconi develop radio. Full story…

For Friday Fun

See if you can beat my score of 7 on this WSJ,  Tesla/Edison Test!

Who did what, when?

Once You’ve Tested You Can – Dance to the Tesla

Shocking… Can’t We All Get Along?

Thatsa nice…

3 Comments leave one →
  1. November 4, 2010 7:55 am

    silicon valley is great because it houses some of the world’s best electronics firm ~


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